GOG Removes Hitman From Their Store Due To Always Online DRM

Everyone knows the GOG DRM-free store as the best place to play any game without any form of DRM loaded in it, but it’s recently been in some controversy surrounding the release of Hitman on it’s platform.

GOG fans were understandably upset about Hitman’s always-online features that were anything but DRM free, including locked progression, starting locations, weapons, costumes and scoring if you chose to play offline.

“This game is not DRM free in any meaningful sense,” says one of the reviews on the GOG website. 

“We’re still in dialogue with IO Interactive about this release. Today we have removed HITMAN GOTY from GOG’s catalog – we shouldn’t have released it in its current form, as you’ve pointed out,” commented GOG Community Manager Gabriela Siemienkowicz under the username Chandra.

“We’d like to apologise for the confusion and anger generated by this situation. We’ve let you down and we’d like to thank you for bringing this topic to us – while it was honest to the bone, it shows how passionate you are towards GOG.”

The response is met overall positively, though some are still upset about GOG’s previous statement, saying that the negative ratings were “review bombing” and deleting any negative reviews.

2 thoughts on “GOG Removes Hitman From Their Store Due To Always Online DRM

  1. They forgot to mention all the comments who brought this up on the forum were purged. In a way it kind of shows that GOG really don’t care until the the pot boiled over and they no longer could stop purging peoples comments. It also shows that there is no real testing done on the GOG platform except with the “word” from the developer/publisher that the game has no DRM.

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